Program Areas & Curriculum

Renaissance Arts offers a variety of structured, progressive, term-based courses for students of all ages as well as specialized Camps and intensive Workshops throughout the year. Each of our class curriculums are carefully crafted to provide continual challenge and variety to keep the projects interesting and allow the opportunity to introduce new skills and techniques, while always emphasizing fun and accomplishment as students progress.

Schools Out Workshop

Program overview

School may be out, but Renaissance has a workshop planned for your child. Come join us for a day of art, as we have many activities in store for children between ages 5 - 12. Students will explore a variety of topics within our many art programs, such as:

  • Drawing/Painting
  • Mixed Media
  • Pottery/Ceramics

Tuiton for workshops can be found on either the Policies tab or the Schedule tab.

Ages groups will be segemented and this will depend on the registrations received for the workshop, however we cannot guarantee what groups students will be placed in. With advance notice, we can place students within the same groups. Students attending with younger siblings/friend must be placed in a younger bracket if they need to be together. 

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Curriculum overview

This is a great chance chance for students to explore the different programs that Renaissance offers. Students will rotoate through Drawing/Painting, Mixed Media and Pottery/Ceramics. The objective is fun, but education too, as we show your child all the different art topics they can learn at Renaissance. Please note the following about our Schools Out Workshop:

  • Workshop hours are 9 am - 3 pm.
  • Tuition is $75 plus materials fee.
  • After care is available from 3 pm - 6pm for most workshops. (Additional fees may apply for later pick up after 6 pm.) Register using Care Services Daily when available.
  • Ages are for students 5 through 12.
  • Students bring 1 snack & their own lunch. (We have plenty of water.)
  • If you child have special medical needs, please submit a health form from enrollment page.
  • Students are expected to exhibit the proper behavoir and respect for other attendees.
  • There are no refunds/credits for withdrawals or cancellations.
  • In the event of inclement weather, there are no refunds. However you may attend 2 classes in lieu of the workshop.

Courses offered:

Full Year Tuition

Program overview

Choose to pay your tuition for a full year rather than sign up each semester. You will receive a discounted rate when you select the full term option and you are guaranteed seating if classes fill up. Full year enrollemts are accepted beginning July 2016 for the 2016/2017 Renaissance schedule.

Tuiton for classes can be found on either the Policies tab or the Schedule tab.

Please note: Certain restrictions apply and additional fees may apply to the full year program. Please contact us with any questions.

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Curriculum overview

If you are certain that you will be joining us for the 2016/2017 year, consider a full year enrollment. You will receive a discounted rate plus a guaranteed seat if classes fill up. At the start of each semester you will choose your class, day & time, and only need to register in September. The 2016/2017 schedule will be posted in July and classes are once a week for the semester. Please note the following restrictions: 

  • Additional fees may be required if your child moves up to an older course level.
  • Some classes require an additional materials fee.
  • Additional fees will be billed in Spring after we determine any amount due.
  • There are no refunds for withdrawals of any nature after the start of the program in September. Strongly consider this as we cannot make exceptions in any case. For more details, read through the Policies tab.

Courses offered:

Drawing & Painting

Program overview

At Renaissance Arts, we believe drawing is the foundation to all other artistic directions. Mastery of the elements of form, shape, lighting and space serve an important part of the process to developing a student's artistic voice and establishes a visual discipline that will last a lifetime. You are never too young or old for classes, and all levels are welcome. From the youngest Art Start student to our adult classes, we teach in an educational format and always push and challenge students to reach their full potential.

 

Tuitons can be found on either the Policies tab or the Schedule tab.

 

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Curriculum overview

Our drawing program is based on a progressively challenging series of courses which provides enough structure for success and room for creative expression.  We offer 5 levels of drawing courses and please click on the course below, based on your child's age. While we understand some parents may feel they want a younger child to take an older course, we reserve the right to decide which course will best suited in those cases. A child can always move up a level when warranted, but pushing a child up too soon can cause frustration and ultimately loss of interest. When in doubt, just ask us as we are always here to help.

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Pottery & Ceramics

Program overview

Pottery introduces students to 3 dimensional shapes and how to conceptualize their work from start to finish. From hand building scultures to wheel thrown projects, students explore than many facets of ceramics. We offer classes from the beginner level to advanced and all ages are welcome to attend. 

 

Tuiton can be found on either the Policies tab or the Schedule tab.

 

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Curriculum overview

Our Mud Pies classes are designed for ages 5 & 6, and focuses on hand building projects. (Pinch pot, coil & slab). Ages 7 and older begin learning the potters wheel and advance through a variety of different levels. With over 14 wheels and our own firing kilns, students complete the process from start to finish, making, designing and glazing their own pots. Advanced students may consider our Practicum Series Ceramics course.

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Digital Arts

Program overview

Our Digital Arts program provides students with a broad set of skills in a variety of digital media while maintaining a fine arts approach and focus. Students explore innovative and conceptual approaches to drawing that includes the crossover and interplay between digital and traditional art forms. Using professional grade hardware & software, students benefit from instructors with digital medium backgrounds to guide them through lesson plans.

 

Tuitons can be found on either the Policies tab or the Schedule tab.

 

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Curriculum overview

Intensive study that focuses on advanced image manipulation, time based sequencing, narrative structures, and interactive web design prepare students with practical experience in a variety of digital areas. Students work toward developing a cohesive body of work that represents a personal vision relevant to current digital culture. There are a variety of digital classes to choose from and all classes expand upon each semester. The following are required for admission to our Digital Arts program:

  • Minimum age is 8 years or 3rd grade school level.
  • A basic level of drawing skills.
  • A mature and responsible attitude towards following a structured curriculum and respect of the equipment they are using.

If you have any questions about which class is best suited for your child, please contact us.

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Adult

Program overview

Renaissance Arts adult programs offer a wide variety of options designed to accommodate adult students with diverse interests and backgrounds. Whether you are seeking personal enrichment, career development, or networking opportunities, our Adult Program courses and workshops provide multiple pathways to help you meet your individual goals. All levels are welcome, especially beginngers.

 

Tuitons can be found on either the Policies tab or the Schedule tab.

 

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Curriculum overview

Strengthen your professional and artistic skills or just come and have fun. You do not have to be a full-time art school student to explore new artistic media, challenge your creativity, or discover new means of self expression. We offer studio courses in Drawing/Painting & Ceramics/Pottery and personal workshops in Digital Arts. Classes are informal and students of all levels are welcome. If you are looking for a corporate team building event, we can help arrange. Just contact us for details.

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Camps

Program overview

Renaissance offers a wide range of educational and creative camp programs for students ages five (5) to teens. Choose from a wide variety of camps:

  • Full Day 9 - 4:30
  • Full Day 9 - 3 pm
  • 1/2 Day Morning 9 - 12:30
  • 1/2 Day Afternoon 1 - 4:30

Combine 2 1/2 day camps (choose a morning & choose an afternoon) to create your own full day package! All camps are held indoor and run all summer long, with before and after care options available. Students bring their own lunch and are supervised by Renaissance staff. To the best of our ability, we will segment the age groups within a camp so that appropriate age groups work together. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Tuiton for camps can be found on either the Policies tab or the Schedule tab. For Care services, see the policies tab.

Staffed by a team of committed counselors and instructors, many of whom serve as instructors in our After-School Programs during the school year. Renaissance fosters self-esteem, respect for others and an appreciation of the arts.

Program camps

Curriculum overview

SUMMER CAMP 2017

Camps run Monday through Friday each week beginning June 20th and continue through August 26th. We offer the following options:

  • Full Day Camps 9 am to 4:30 pm
  • Full Day Camp 9 am - 3 pm
  • Half Day Camps (AM: 9:00AM-12:30PM or PM: 1:00-4:30PM).
  • Before Care starting 8:15 am
  • After Care until 6 pm
  • Combine 2 1/2 day camps (one morning & one afternoon) for a Full Day camp or choose 1 activity all day.
  • Camps are priced weekly with a discount offered for multiple weeks.
  • Health Forms are required.
  • A supervised lunch period is provided students staying all day. Campers must bring their own lunch and snacks. 
  • We are open the week of July 4th and the tuition is pro-rated accordingly.
  • To the best of our ability, we will segment the age groups within a camp so that appropriate age groups work together. If requesting siblings and/or friends to be together, the older child must go with the younger group. (Younger cannot be put into an older age group level.)

Before and after care are billed the week you come to camp. You only pay for what you need and prior to camp you will receive an introduction packet with camp guidelines, procedures for drop off & pick up and required health forms. For Care services, see the policies tab. 

Please contact us with any questions about our Summer Camp program and please read the Polices page before completing registration.

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Practicum Series

Program overview

The Practicum Series is a specialized program designed for students seeking an advanced level in art education.Our program offers full year enrollment (September through June) or a 1/2 year enrollment (Fall/Winter or Winter/Spring). Students attend a special 2 hour class weekly. Focus is on development of a student's portfolio along with advancement of skills. Utilizing a specialized curriculum that allows for classroom & home use, students can upload their work to an online portfolio. There will also be presentations from local colleges to aid in the preparation for college admissions. Requirements are as follows:

  • Students must be a minumum age of 10 or with instructor approval
  • Commitment for a full year or 1/2 year.
  • Students attend 2 hour class per week, per the scheduled days & times. 
  • The proper attitude and maturity required for advanced level of art.

Tuitons can be found on either the Policies tab or the Schedule tab.

Please note that after September 1st, there are no refunds for withdrawals from the course for any reason. Please contact us with any questions about the Practicum Series program.

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Curriculum overview

The Practicum Series has 2 core programs: Fine Arts & Ceramics/Pottery.

The Fine Arts program focuses on portfolio building and students will work on medium development, individual & classroom critique and art history. There are contest submissions, lectures and an appreciation of art history. With a new curriuclum, students will have access to their portfolis and assignments at home plus will have access to college admission representatives for preparation of their portfolios.

Our newly developed Ceramics/Sculture progam is designed for students wanting to explore pottery as their focus. Students will cover advanced hand building and wheel throwing techniques. At first students work from a conventional fine arts track of conceptual work, sketching and designing their pieces. The instructor then guides the student through the process of bringing their pieces to reality.

We offer an optional Practicum Lab Series to add to a student's prtfolio. We will offer a 12 hour course in Ceramics & Digital Arts which will help round out a student's portfolio. The lab fees are separate from the 2 core programs and are meant to compliment the program, but is not a requirement. (This course is not available to student's not enrolled in the Practicum Series.)

Practicum Series students attend classes weekly for 2 hours weekly and must make a commitment for their entire rnrollment. Please contact us with any questions about our program to see to find their right fit for your child. 

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